The importance of finding issues and challenges faced by students during this pandemic is a key to finding solutions for those problems and that problems can be comprehensively studied through this. The main problem for this study is to find what kind of issues and challenges are especially met by students due to Covid-19. Specifically, they are facing problems while adapting and gaining access to online education. Practically, distance learning systems are operating rarely in Sri Lanka but, distance learning is a solution for this disease because Covid-19 is spreading very quickly between people and long-lasting lockdown is not the only solution for that.
Covid – 19 is a newly discovered disease and 3rd world countries like Sri Lanka are now adjusting to that step by step the problem is the lack of experience for facing diseases like this. This discussed that before and this virtual flatform can be used as a solution without being a victim of Covid-19. But this is not the only solution for these issues and the government and teachers need to give answers for their matters. Few types of research did and covered a few parts of the education system in Sri Lanka.
One research done by Southern University in Sri Lanka covered only the impacts of the higher education system due to this pandemic. In that research, they analyzed only the higher education systems especially in universities and they found a lot of students are interested in online learning platforms and others are not (Southern University of Sri Lanka, 2020). Another research was done by Asian Development Bank that was also concerned about the higher education system during this Covid-19. Further Rotary club depicts that 91% of students suffer from school closures globally. (Rotary Club, n.d.) However, there is only a little research done related to this subject because of this newly discovered disease and its consequences. The conclusion of this research will guide universities and students to understand what kind of problems they face and how can it overcome to some extent.